A man who drinks his own urine each morning as he believes it is a natural ‘cure-all’ says his bizarre habit led to a bust-up with his housemate – who was sick of the ‘smell’ wafting into the kitchen.
The man, who goes by Brother Sage, says he first started the unusual practice almost two decades ago and is currently flogging a course for up to $345 for students who wish to unlock the secrets of their own urine.
The 68-year-old, from Colorado, claims he often stores the urine he passes during the night for an early morning beverage, but has also been known to age it for up to three years and even use it as a foot soak or an eye bath.
He claims some of his loyal followers have even given wee to their kids to drink and ‘watched their health be returned’ – while others allow their dogs to bathe in it.
While there remains no concrete scientific evidence that drinking urine offers any health benefits, Brother Sage swears by it and believes it heals everything from viruses to sunburn.
But despite his many fans, Brother Sage claims he recently locked horns with his housemate over the ‘smelly’ practice and is now looking for another location to practice ‘urotherapy’ in the future.
The man, who goes by Brother Sage, says he first started drinking his urine almost two decades ago and is currently flogging a course for up to $340 for students who wish to unlock the secrets of their wee
He claimed he often stores the urine he passes during the night for an early morning beverage but has also been known to age it for up to three years and even use it as a foot soak or an eye bath
Brother Sage, said: ‘I wake up in the morning and I’ll drink what I saved in the night.
‘Most people will drink it first thing in the morning and people who are fasting or on detox will do “looping”, which means everything they collect will be drank throughout the day.
‘The cleaner you can get your diet, the better it’ll look, taste and smell.’
Despite his teaching being published in his five books, Brother Sage claims he does come across ‘naysayers’ who question his beliefs – and most recently locked horns with his housemate over ‘smelly’ urine.
Brother Sage said: ‘I do get the naysayers or the ones who are doubters but I’ve learned to be compassionate with people because they don’t know what this is yet.
Brother Sage said he once locked horns with a housemate who complained about the smell of urine in their kitchen
Bottoms up! Brother Sage said he began to drink his urine in 1994, and that it had nothing to do with health at the start
They’re going based on theory and information from doctors, television and school.
‘It’s a good idea if this is your lifestyle to check in with potential housemates so they know you do this in your room, bathroom or in the house, so there won’t be that moment of “Surprise, I do urine therapy”.
‘That created a hiccup in the house I’m in and I’m just readjusting where I do my practice now and starting to look for a new location.
‘The bedroom and my bathroom are too close to the kitchen so smells go down the hallway.
‘I’m [now] either practicing out in the yard, go to a nearby location or hot springs and spend three days just having a good time with it, then it’s out of my system.
Brother Sage pictured with a jar of his own urine. He has written five books about the beniits of drinking your own urine
The ‘urotherapist’ uses his urine both internally and topically and says no illness cannot be cured when you understand how the body works
‘When there’s something so near and dear to you, it feels like a compromise not being able to do the practice.
‘We had a lovely talk – a heart to heart – and there’s no hard feeling. We just need to make some adjustments.’
Brother Sage claims he is helping to build an international community of urotherapy practitioners – and he says there are people across the world who consume their own urine or use it topically.
Brother Sage said: ‘I started urine therapy in 1994. It was [initially] a total spiritual connection for me and nothing to do with health.
Brother Sage promotes his work on Facebook and holds workshop to teach people about the properties of their own urine, charging $185 per person and $345 for couples
The urine drinker with a friend. He said he believes urine can help with any condition ‘from mosquito bites, sunburns, wasp stings, to gum conditions’
‘As the years progressed, I realised there were some things I wanted to improve with my health.
‘I increased the use, dosages. There are over 24 topical uses on the skin, eyes and ears.
‘People are healing everything because there are no such things as incurable disease when you understand how the body operates.
‘They’re healing everything from mosquito bites, sunburns, wasp stings, to gum conditions.
‘We’ve got a woman working with a 21-year-old man with autism who is seeing results.
Now Brother Sage is preparing to deliver his 12th course on urotherapy for students and couples – which he promises will teach people to basics of the practice
The urotherapist said that some of the people who studied from him are now teaching others about drinking urine too
‘The most unusual thing is people are feeding it to their pets and their kids and watching their health be returned.
‘We realised that [urine] is a universal panacea remedy. You can use a man’s, a woman’s and cross it over. A dog’s, a child’s, a human, non-human – it works regardless.
‘Some people have constipation and challenges in their intestines. What they’re doing is an entire GI flush.
‘Some are doing aged urine enemas but if you want to clean the entire GI tract, drink an entire litre of urine and within 20 or 30 minutes you’d better be near a toilet because waves of bowel movements will start happening.
DOES DRINKING URINE REALLY BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH?
Urine therapy is said to date back to the Bible. Historical documents suggest that the Aztecs disinfected wounds with it, while the benefits are also mentioned in Indian and Chinese literature.
Fans of ‘urotherapy’, a term used to describe drinking your own pee, include Madonna.
In 1945, John W. Armstrong, a British naturopath, published a book claiming that drinking urine could cure all major illnesses, however there is no scientific proof of this.
Urine is highly sterile, consisting of 95 per cent water and five per cent nutrients such as proteins, vitamins and minerals. During the digestive process, the liver deals with toxins and removes them to be excreted.
The blood then goes to the kidneys where it is filtered again and extraneous components the body no longer needs are collected in a sterile solution which is then passed as urine.
But GP Dr Rob Hicks told the Mail: ‘Over the years many people have claimed health benefits from drinking their own urine, but as far as I’m aware there is no scientific evidence to back-up these claims.
‘The kidneys are an efficient filtering system getting rid of what the body doesn’t need, so to put this back into the body seems counter-productive.
‘Personally, I believe there are better – and more palatable – ways to keep the body healthy including not smoking, eating a healthy diet, and keeping stress under control.’
Health expert Aisling Pigott, dietician and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association, added that urine contains toxins expelled from the body and kidneys, and drinking it could therefore be harmful and cause infection.
‘It sure saves people from the embarrassment of going to a professional colonic lady.’
Now Brother Sage is preparing to deliver his 12th course on urotherapy for students and couples – which he promises will teach people to basics of the practice.
Brother Sage said: ‘The course is a six-part series over 15 hours.
‘People will learn all the basics, how to use the protocols, what the history of urine therapy is, what kind of testimonials people have talked about, the difficulties and challenges and how to explain it to people.
‘People will get an overall, really solid base so they know how to have a better use of these protocols for personal practice as well as how to guide and teach other people. Some of my students are becoming teachers and therapists.
‘I have students in the UK. There are people out there building a community.
‘I’ve noticed this community has created best friends for life and opened up relationship that people never would have had.’
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